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New book about Kate O'Brien and the Basque Country


By dfogarty - Posted on 13 June 2011

Kate O'Brien and the Fiction of Identity
by Aintzane Legarreta Mentxaka
Submitted by Seamus Mcquaid
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A feminist investigation into the work of a key writer of the twentieth century, Kate O'Brien. The book focuses on O'Brien's autobiographical female bildungsroman Mary Lavelle, published (and banned) in 1936. That novel is used to re-interpret all of O'Brien's work (and some of her little-documented life), and to suggest a number of new approaches to queer and activist literature, subjectivity in fiction, historical novels, postcolonial analysis, canonical authors, intermediality, life-writing, and modernism. The book investigates in detail the important connections of Kate O'Brien with the Basque Country, where she lived for a formative period in the 1920s. Kate O'Brien and the Fiction of Identity was researched conscientiously but it is designed to carry the reader away... almost like a novel.
more information: www.mcfarlandpub.com

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